Special prosecutor Angela Corey announced this afternoon that her office has charged George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin 45 days ago, with second degree murder.
She also said that Zimmerman, who was briefly held, but neither charged nor jailed by the police in Sanford, Florida at the time of the killing and subsequently dropped out of sight, is in custody. He turned himself in shortly before Corey met with the press.
No bail has been set. Zimmerman’s lawyers announced yesterday that they were quitting as they had been unable to locate Zimmerman or talk with him.
Corey spoke with Trayvon’s parents before she met with the press. “They are the victims here,” she said.
Shortly after Corey’s press conference, Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, and their lawyers, met with the press and expressed their gratitude to Corey and all the people all over the country who have demanded Zimmerman’s arrest and trial